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19 Oct 2015

Belarus a stable bridge between EU and EEU, Richard Sakwa says

Belarus a stable bridge between EU and EEU, Richard Sakwa says

MINSK, 18 October (BelTA) - Belarus has turned into a stable bridge between the EU and the EEU, Doctor of Political Science, Professor at the University of Kent (United Kingdom) Richard Sakwa said in an interview with the Belarus 1 TV Channel, BelTA has learned.

We see how the titanic plates of the European and Eurasian economic unions are getting apart. Belarus has not become a new division line. On the contrary, it has become a stable bridge between the two unions. Hence the positive interest of Europe towards Belarus, Richard Sakwa said.

According to the political scientist, over the past couple of years Belarus has become one of the main mediators between the west and the east in Europe. The image of Alexander Lukashenko has made an amazing transformation from “Europe’s last dictator” into a political figure promoting the Ukrainian peaceful settlement.

“And if the former is a propaganda cliche, the latter one is a political reality,” Richard Sakwa said.

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